My work searches for a nexus between nature and the human condition; mysterious and unnerving. What is meant to be seen is not an obvious declaration of the tenets of abstraction, but a fusion of vastly different emotions filled with empathy and imagination.
I continue to explore the use of alternative applicators and challenge the traditional approach to painting using handmade oil paints, pigmented shellac, enamel on paper, wood panels, and canvas.
I am beguiled by the subtleties of layered paint always hinting at the presence of earlier images, forms, or strokes that have been painted over. Painting is about discovering an image within its hidden marks and truths.
Through the process of working, reworking, layering, and subtracting, I attempt to locate a specific but unnamable place with its own rules that surprise me.